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Game #4514
Apprentice  
Adventure   Traditional third-person


 Apprentice box cover

 Apprentice screenshot
Apprentice is a superb freeware point-and-click adventure game from newcomer Herculean Effort Productions. Coded with the increasingly popular Adventure Game Studio, Apprentice sets itself apart from most other amateur adventures with very well drawn graphics and great sense of humor that are reminiscent of LucasArts' classic adventures, fun and logical puzzles (although most are derivative), and a charming protagonist that reminds me of Alexander in Sierra's King's Quest III.

The plot is just another varianet of the run-errands-for-your-master plot adventure game veterans have seen too many times already. But it is the gameplay that counts, and the wonderful sense of humor and great cartoon style of Apprentice will keep you glued to the screen, cliche plot notwithstanding. The game is unfortunately far too short and too easy - I finished it in less than 1-2 hours - but it was definitely time well spent. Highly recommended for adventure game fans everywhere, especially those who miss the good old days of LucasArts. Two thumbs up for this snack-sized underdog, and be sure to check out the longer and better sequel called Apprentice II.

Reviewed by: Underdogs

Designer: Ian Schlaepfer
Developer: Herculean Effort Productions
Publisher: Freeware
Year: 2003
Software Copyright: Herculean Effort Productions
Theme: Cartoon
Multiplayer:  
None that we know of
Related Links: Official site
System Requirements: Windows XP
Where to get it:
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If you like this game, try: Apprentice II: The Knight's Move, Out of Order, Adventures of Fatman: Toxic Revenge, The

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